Bronchogenic Cyst

Epidemiology

  • Peak incidence: 20’s
  • M>F
  • Increased incidence in Yemenite Jews

Etiology

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Physiology

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Pathology

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Diagnosis

  • CXR/Chest CT Pattern: round or oval (smooth/well-defined) mass or cyst
    • Location: lower-lobe predominance (most commonly in medial third of lung)
    • Calcification: occasional calcification in cyst contents (rarely in walls of cyst)
    • Cavitation: homogeneous until communicates with airway (usually due to infection), then may cavitate

Clinical

  • Infection of Cyst: occurs eventually in 75% of cases

Treatment

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References

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